Canada Post ordered to stop delivering controversial Your Ward News
The federal government has ordered Canada Post to stop delivering Your Ward News, a low-budget, free newspaper that has offended homeowners in Toronto’s east end and beyond.
The newspaper, which is the brainchild of editor-in-chief James Sears, has been labelled antisemitic and pro-Nazi by several groups who have campaigned for years to get Canada Post to cease distributing it.
They got their wish Monday when the minister responsible for Canada Post, Judy Foote, issued what’s known as a prohibitory order against the future delivery of the paper.
A group called Standing Together Against Mailing Prejudice (STAMP) hailed the decision Monday in a news release.
“We are ecstatic about the minister’s decision,” said Lisa Kinsella, managing partner of The Daisy Group and one of the founding members of STAMP.
“For too long, Your Ward News has been permitted to disseminate racism, homophobia, misogyny and antisemitism to as many as 300,000 homes in Toronto. Minister Foote’s swift and decisive action means that this disgusting material will no longer be landing in the mailboxes of people who don’t want it.”